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A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984 No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.


A Nightmare On Elm Street
 91 minutes (1 hrs 31 mins)
West Germany release date West Germany release: 1st October 1984
UK release date UK release: 23rd August 1985
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US release date US release: 16th November 1984
MPAA Age Rating: R
US total gross
  $62.7 Million
Global total gross
  $26 Million
Wes Craven
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Robert Englund
Fred Krueger
Heather Langenkamp
Nancy Thompson
Johnny Depp
Glen Lantz
John Saxon
Lt. Thompson
Ronee Blakley
Marge Thompson
Amanda Wyss
Tina Gray
Jsu Garcia
Rod Lane
Charles Fleischer
Dr. King
Joseph Whipp
Sgt. Parker
Lin Shaye
Joe Unger
Sgt. Garcia
Mimi Craven
Jack Shea
Ed Call
Mr. Lantz
Sandy Lipton
Mrs. Lantz
David Andrews
Jeff Levine
Donna Woodrum
Tina's Mom
Shashawnee Hall
Cop #1
Carol Pritikin
Cop #2
Brian Reise
Cop #3
Ash Adams
Surfer #1
Don Hannah
Surfer #2
Leslie Hoffman
Hall Guard
Paul Grenier
Tina's Mom's Boyfriend
Charles Belardinelli
Fred Krueger (Building the Glove Scene)
Jim Doyle
Fred Krueger (Pressing Through The Wall Scene)
Kathi Gibbs
Girl in Nancy's English Class
John Richard Petersen
John - Kid in Classroom
Robert Shaye
Newsreader / KRGR Radio Announcer
Chris Tashima
Boy in Nancy's English Class
Antonia Yannouli
Girl in Nancy's English Class